Confluence Charter Schools awards scholarships to Missouri S&T students
Confluence Charter Schools awards scholarships to Missouri S&T students
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Confluence Charter Schools awarded scholarships to five students who attend Missouri University of Science and Technology.

The 2012-2013 recipients of the Robert F. Henry Jr. Scholarship include Cameron D. Boles, $5,000; Diamond Williams, $5,000; Deron D. Johnson, $4,000; Jessica Harvey, $4,000; and Britni Snow, $4,000.

Robert F. Henry Jr. was a founding member of Confluence Academy who passed away in 2004. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering. He earned a master’s degree in construction engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 1986. He was a founding member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. at the Rolla campus. As a professional, he was the first African American to hold a leadership position as an engineer in the City of St. Louis, President of the Board of Public Service. He is a graduate of Charles E. Sumner High School.

Students who accept the scholarship must commit to an internship with Confluence to work with students. The paid internship requires working at least two weeks during winter, spring or summer breaks. Some students also tutor or assist during Confluence’s summer school session.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be a senior at a St. Louis city or county high school or enrolled at Missouri S & T; major in a science, technology, engineering or math related field; secondary education in a STEM field is acceptable; must be a permanent resident of the St. Louis area and a resident of the state of Missouri; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and meet requirements for admission to Missouri S&T. Applications are made available in November and are due in February. Amounts are presented up to $5,000.

Since 2006-2007, the scholarship has been presented to 36 students, totaling more than $100,000.

The 2012-2013 recipients will be honored at a dinner in the fall at the Missouri S&T campus.